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8th Sep '16 8:49:01 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'' there's a flashback to something that happened to Thomas Cromwell while he was in a company of soldiers in Italy. He and other soldiers caught a snake and were daring each other to hold it, risking getting bitten. Someone asks him when he's telling the story if he knew the snake was poisonous or not and he says that he didn't, and that was the point. He does admit it was a stupid thing to do, though.

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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'' there's a flashback to something that happened to Thomas Cromwell while he was in a company of soldiers in Italy. He and other soldiers caught a snake and were daring each other to hold it, risking getting bitten. He was the one who finally did--it bit him on three but he refused to let go until ten, which freaked the others out. Someone asks him when he's telling the story if he knew the snake was poisonous or not and he says that he didn't, and that was the point. He does admit it was a stupid thing to do, though.
25th Jul '16 7:45:56 AM Alcatur
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** As this Tropers friend said, most pleasant part of climbing in Himalaya is "this moment while returning, when you turn back towards he mountain and realise that you are no longer up there"
19th Jul '16 10:20:53 AM PomRania
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* ''Manga/KongouBanchou'': Iai Bancho [[EyeScream slashes his own eyes open]] so that he [[NotDistractedByTheSexy doesn't get distracted]] by his opponents' [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey breasts]]. [[WhatAnIdiot (Wouldn't a blindfold have been better?]][[FanWank ... maybe he was worried he'd take it off?)]]

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* ''Manga/KongouBanchou'': ''Manga/KongohBancho'': Iai Bancho [[EyeScream slashes his own eyes open]] so that he [[NotDistractedByTheSexy doesn't get distracted]] by his opponents' [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey breasts]]. [[WhatAnIdiot (Wouldn't a blindfold have been better?]][[FanWank ... maybe he was worried he'd take it off?)]]
24th Jun '16 3:33:00 PM Lopiny
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** Parodied with the Thraddash. Their Culture Three encountered a problem when coming into power as the previous culture already epitomized extreme strength and endurance. To impress them, Culture Three soldiers would stand on a tall hill where everyone could see them and cut off one of their own limbs, and then wave it at their enemies. Surprisingly, it worked and Culture Two armies ran away without a fight. At war parades Culture Three heroes would roll around on the ground because they had no legs to walk on.

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** Parodied with the Thraddash. Their Culture Three encountered a problem when coming into power as the previous culture already epitomized extreme strength and endurance. To impress them, Culture Three soldiers would stand on a tall hill where everyone could see them and cut off one of their own limbs, and then wave it at their enemies. Surprisingly, it worked and Culture Two armies ran away without a fight. At war parades Culture Three heroes would roll around on the ground because they had no legs to walk on. Later cultures regard them as a bit of an OldShame.
17th Jun '16 2:14:23 PM DarkHunter
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* Parodied in ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' with the Thraddash. Their Culture Three encountered a problem when coming into power as the previous culture already epitomized extreme strength and endurance. To impress them, Culture Three soldiers would stand on a tall hill where everyone could see them and cut off one of their own limbs, and then wave it at their enemies. Surprisingly, it worked and Culture Two armies ran away without a fight. At war parades Culture Three heroes would roll around on the ground because they had no legs to walk on.

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* ''VideoGame/StarControlII'':
** The Slylandro (living gas bags who live in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet) mention that if they try to sink too low into their homeworld, the increased pressure can cause them to rupture. As a result, young Slylandro will sometimes dive as deep as they can without killing themselves, and regard the scars they get from such activities as marks of toughness (which are also popularly regarded as attractive to females).
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Parodied in ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' with the Thraddash. Their Culture Three encountered a problem when coming into power as the previous culture already epitomized extreme strength and endurance. To impress them, Culture Three soldiers would stand on a tall hill where everyone could see them and cut off one of their own limbs, and then wave it at their enemies. Surprisingly, it worked and Culture Two armies ran away without a fight. At war parades Culture Three heroes would roll around on the ground because they had no legs to walk on.
20th May '16 8:51:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Double-subverted in ''YuYuHakusho''. When Sensui takes off his shirt after [[ItMakesSenseInContext falling into the lake]], the first thing the heroes notice about him are his [[GoodScarsEvilScars scars that criss-cross his whole body]]. They assume at first that it was from all of the demons he had to fight when he was younger; however, it's revealed that he got all those scars ''training himself''. Yusuke lampshades it in the dub:

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* Double-subverted in ''YuYuHakusho''.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. When Sensui takes off his shirt after [[ItMakesSenseInContext falling into the lake]], the first thing the heroes notice about him are his [[GoodScarsEvilScars scars that criss-cross his whole body]]. They assume at first that it was from all of the demons he had to fight when he was younger; however, it's revealed that he got all those scars ''training himself''. Yusuke lampshades it in the dub:
9th May '16 9:02:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The branding urn in ''KungFu'': You have to carry it by pressing its branding ends between your forearms. This marks the arms with the tiger and dragon.

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* The branding urn in ''KungFu'': ''Series/KungFu'': You have to carry it by pressing its branding ends between your forearms. This marks the arms with the tiger and dragon.
3rd May '16 10:12:50 PM Dravencour
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* Harada Sanosuke from Shinsengumi pierced his belly with the sword in harakiri attempt just to prove that he is real samurai. He survived this.

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* Harada Sanosuke from of the Shinsengumi pierced his belly with the a sword in harakiri an attempt at {{Seppuku}} just to prove that he is was a real samurai. He survived this.
18th Apr '16 4:20:01 PM HeraldAlberich
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7th Apr '16 1:29:58 PM WillBGood
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* It's a little bit this and a more than a little bit ClothesMakeTheManiac, but Superboy-Prime scratches the iconic S-shield into his own chest with his fingernails when he's imprisoned at the end of ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.

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* It's a little bit this and also a more than a little bit ClothesMakeTheManiac, rather twisted take on ClothesMakeTheLegend, but Superboy-Prime scratches the iconic S-shield into his own chest with his fingernails when he's imprisoned at the end of ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.
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